LWVSD is dedicated to improving voter turnout and voter education. Our Voter Empowerment Commitee has many volunteer roles to fill, and to make a difference, we need your help! If you're interested in being a volunteer, please let us know by emailing us at Voter.Empowerment@LWVSanDiego.org.
Be a part of any of these great Voter Empowerment services:
- Voter Registration - volunteer to staff an event where you help voters register or re-register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Voter Registration volunteers are also part of our program to run mock elections in high schools.
- Candidate Forums - These events require more advanced roles such as moderator and question screeners, but also need pages (collecting questions from the audience) or timekeepers.
- Speakers' Bureau - During election season our speakers present non-partisan informative talks on state and local ballot propositions. If you're new to Speakers' Bureau we'll pair you up with a veteran Speaker to teach you the ropes. Speakers meet up in advance to research the ballot measures. Year-round the Speakers' Bureau also presents other informative talks to community groups.
- Voters Edge - The site http://votersedge.org/ca provides free ballot information, including candidate statements and non-partisan information about ballot initiatives. Voters Edge volunteers work with candidates to get their information uploaded and add non-partisan information about local measures.
- Sips & Civility - This is a year-round event series aimed at younger and less-engaged voters. Events feature a speaker and discussion hour. Volunteers could be manning our check-in table or moderating our discussion tables.
- Legislative Interviews - Legislative interviews are a powerful tool, increasing League visibility and raising awareness among California’s state representatives of our interest in policies they are considering.We use the interview to become better acquainted with our legislators. It’s an opportunity to emphasize that while the League never supports or opposes candidates or parties, we are a political organization, and after thorough study and consensus we take positions on issues.
- Observers - The League relies on members to monitor major local governmental organizations such as the City Council, Board of Supervisors and San Diego Unified School District. An observer can watch or listen remotely on TV or other device and with up a report regarding major decisions and tenor of the discussion. Currently, observers are needed for the City Council’s Land Use and Housing Committee and Environmental Committee, the Port District and the Coastal Commission. If interested, please contact Myles Pomeroy, Chair of the Public Policy Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please email our Commitee Chair at: Voter.Empowerment@LWVSanDiego.org.